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CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 8:00pm EDT
romney and paul ryan down to three reasons. the first, president obama comes to ohio and likes to take credit for getting our state back on track. but we know that's not true. it's the work that the governor and i have done with all of you to balance our budget and get our state back on track. we didn't raise taxes, we cut taxes. [applause] here is my second reason and this one is personal for me. my youngest son is 18-year-old and he voted for the first time this year in a presidential election. a couple of weeks ago before a friday night football game his friend were at our house and they were in his room and i decided i wonder when they're talking about, girls, the football game t next concert they're going to go to, maybe kid rock. but i went upstairs and i was listening outside the door and they didn't know i was there. they were talking about this election because they know their future is is riding on four more days. if i could talk to the women in the audience. and i see there are just a few women here tonight. you know the democrats have talked a lot lately about this war
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 10:00am EDT
made it clear where the election was likely to be decided. obama was slated to return to ohio today. saturday, sunday and monday. he was set to appear in iowa, virginia, wisconsin, florida, new hampshire and colorado. romney was doubled to campaign in ohio, went -- wisconsin, new hampshire and virginia. statewide polls differ on who was ahead in colorado and i what it should obama with a single digit lead in nevada and wisconsin. eight of nine surveys are the past week and a crucial ohio give obama a narrow edge. and we will be focusing on a violator in today's "washington journal." and our swing state series. we want to hear from voters and not-swing states. we want to hear how the election is playing out how you are. and this from the baltimore sun, charging more the candidates will go in the next couple days. ting where the candidates will go in the next couple days. again, the candidates focusing all of their attention in the days leading up to election day on as swing states. we will go to david and the kentucky on the democratic line. tell us a little bit about how the campaig
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 10:30pm EDT
like to go through them quickly with you. president obama comes to ohio and likes to take credit for getting our state to back on track. we know that is not true. it is the work governor kasich and i have done with to balance the budget and get our state back on track. but we did not raise taxes. we cut taxes. here is my second reason. this one is personal for me. my youngest son is 18 years old and he voted for the first time this year in a presidential election. a couple of weeks ago his friends were gathering at our house. i decided, i wonder what they are talking about. girls, the football game, the next concert they will go to. i went upstairs, i was just listening outside the door. they did that know i was there. they were talking about the election. they know their future is riding on four more days. [cheers and applause] here is my last recession. if i could talk to just the way men and then to the audience. i see there are just a few women here tonight to. the democrats of talked a lot about the war on women. that may tell you what i think the war on women is. for the first
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 2:00pm EST
, we have ohio to obama and with a toss up in virginia. host: colorado and florida to mitt romney? guest: i would agree with that. this is where we really get into the numbers. obama won ohio by five points last week in one poll, but the sample was not what was in 2008. if you do the average, that deficit becomes a one. advantage for mitt romney, or half of a point advantage. that is where there is a little bit of concern on the average between the poles in the states. i would think it should be more like the olympics. as opposed to these out liars. guest host some say that this shows too high of a democratic sample. -- guest: some say that this shows too high of a democratic sample. that we should not wait on partisan ship unless there is an absolute example of what is correct for people that fit your polling can tell you what the partisanship should be. i think that 5 is a little bit high, i think the polls are telling us something. host: prediction time for you, andrew. what will the president get? what will mitt romney get? guest of the president wins with 54% of people -- of
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 2:00pm EDT
obama up by a little over two points out there in ohio. where do you see the race? guest: we are showing mitt romney up a couple of points. i think it is all within the margin of error so it really comes down to getting out the vote with the individuals. i am very confident with our ground game. going through the 2004 election with president bush and senator kerry, i never thought i would see another race like that in a high of. this one is far exceeding its. the intensive level is greater than even 2004. host: we are talking to the ohio republican party chairman bob bennett. if you have questions for him or about the republican party or just want to learn about the state of ohio, give us a call. talk about at what point you saw romney start to move out there in ohio. i have a list of polls. there have been about 31 polls in the month of october and only about four show romney ahead. four others showed the race tied. you say mitt romney is ahead in your tracking polls. guest: i think the model most of them are using is the 2008 model and that was an unusual election. host: in ter
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 10:30am EST
watching. ohio looks like it is going more gracefully toward president obama. we will see that holds up by election night. then all those building blocks are to build after that. we are doing the same sort of examination that everybody is doing. >> 1 poll shows this dead heat. democrats are saying the republicans are chasing fulls gold. >> you have to wonder if it is a little too late there is definitely a hurricane santeedy element to all of this. that could definitely be something that even though you do not want to politicize a disaster, you could be looking at a lot of democratic voters are not coming to the polls because they cannot are they have other things going on. that is not a factor. it seems to indicate that the democrats still have an advantage here. the republicans think that this is a state where they have the money to invest there. they are investing the money because why not do it at this stage in the game at the polls are closing down so much? >> you've been focusing on the incredible shrinking number of battleground states. there are 10 battleground state. it is essenti
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
. live at 10:20 a.m., president obama holds a campaign rally in ohio. at 1:00, the new president of penn state's talks about leaving the school after the sex abuse scandal. coming up, a look at ohio as a battleground state. at 8:15, bob bennett, chairman of the ohio republican party talks about romney campaign is doing to win that state. doing to win that state.
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 6:00am EST
president and his wife jill can paint in lakewood, ohio at 11:15 a.m.. president obama and bill clinton and the battleground state of virginia -- they may bill final campaign stop at the jiffy lube pavilion in bristow, outside the nation's capital. this is about one hour. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] >> hello bristow. >> hello. i am glad to be back in virginia. i want to thank congressman connolly. i want to ask you to make sure tim kaine wins this election on tuesday. [applause] it was great to hear the dave matthews band again. [applause] as you can see, i have given my voice in the service of my president. [applause] i have the honor of introducing the president tonight in setting up his speech. i want to tell you that four years ago when he ran both hillary and i worked very hard. we did together over 100 appearances. i am much more enthusiastic about barack obama's election tonight then i was four years ago. [cheers and applause] there are five simple reasons. first of all, in at time torn by idealogical warfare and partisanship, he has the right philosophy. the president
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 8:30am EDT
what we have? yes. the man to get the job done is obama. host: another comment on twittery in with you. -- agreeing with you. the ohio line is open and we're going to brookville, ohio, the democratic line. you are on with congressman ryan. caller: i help i can make a point that people will listen to. my husband works for a directory in montgomery county, ohio, for a very large international company that are shipping jobs to china. they are shutting down lines here and moving to china. the use temporary workers -- hello? they used every workers and they refused to hire people. my husband has been with this company for over 40 years and they do not seem to care that people need jobs in ohio. his hands are tied. everyone's hands are tied. they're being told by corporate headquarters. i do not understand why people think someone like mitt romney is going to come in and do this any different than the way things are being done at my i will give you a chance to talk to marie. unfortunately her story is a story we of heard in northeast ohio for a long time. and that is that we lost a lot o
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 7:00am EDT
discussed ground game that the obama campaign was relying on to get the voters out to the polls. you also argue that mitt romney is the one who has ground to make up in a crucial swing states, like ohio and virginia. it will make it difficult for him. right now it is hard to tell whose campaign is going to be most affected. host: early voting, are you looking at how the race to get those votes in the bank before election day rolls around might be impacted? caller: we are. most of the states do not have early voting. pennsylvania, for example, does not have early voting. virginia does not allow it unless you have a special exception that allows you to vote absentee before the election. north carolina, which is an early casualty of hurricane sandy, has early voting. the question of just, basically, which ones are going to be affected most, it is hard to say. maryland suspended early voting today. and the other hand, that is a safely blue state, so that will probably not impact the outcome. host: jody rights in -- host: are the campaign's looking at what kind of impact of this could hav
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 8:00pm EDT
being contested. so there is a potential firewall for president obama if you look at ohio and wisconsin and nevada and iowa but it's only potential because all those states are very close. so we're seeing a pretty fears republican effort as well to flip wisconsin. that would have a dramatic impact on the electoral mass if they can take a state and flip it. and we're seeing a flurry of candidate visits next week. president obama will be here tuesday and paul ryan will be here wednesday. how much of the ect of this election comes from the ripple effect of the recall of governor walker? guest: i think there's been an interesting debate about what the recall told us about the presidential election. you can overstate the implications in some ways. a recall is a pretty extraordinary event and it was pretty clear in the recall fight that some voters were voting against the recall process. they didn't think it was appropriate. so you actually had in the exit poll in the recall in june. you had between 15 and 20% of the people that voted for republican scott walker in the recall fight said they
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
in a second. a one word answer. who will win in caller: ohio it will be barack obama. -- who will win in ohio? caller: it will be barack obama. caller: i am a republican and i have voted for mitt romney. i think he is the best man for the white house. host: you already voted? caller: yea, i already voted for him. he is an honest man. he can do the job and protect our armed forces. my husband is a veteran. i was a military wife for 20 years. hello, you still there? host: we are still here. ppg your opinion. she is one of 25 million americans who have voted early this year. -- we appreciate your opinion. she is one of 25 million americans to a but early this year. coming up in an hour or sell -- or so, we will take you live to burgeon with president obama and former president bill clinton in the final campaign rally of the day. we will have that live for you when it gets under way. a debate about youth issues. between conservatives, liberals, and libertarians, hosted by the -- from american university. >> good evening ladies and gentlemen. i am the president of the young americans for l
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 7:00am EDT
: what about ohio and the back-and-forth about this ad that romney put on the air in ohio and the headlines this morning in the "new york times, two american of all motorists -- two american automakers rebut claims by romney? guest: they are trying to undermine president obama's mrs. mara automobile bailout was great for the state of ohio. that has proven to be a very strong message for president, something that has gotten him some support from voters that he normally would not do well with in some parts of the country, the white working-class voters, specifically in northeastern ohio, those workers are the ones who benefit from the automobile companies the most. so the republicans need to make it known to other ohio voters that, automobile bailout was not great for the state and did not do everything it possibly could. the advertisement their money is based on a bloomberg report and has since been corrected. it's not good for the campaign majore the ceo's of two car companies saying the claim is not true and we're not going to go build jeeps in china or ship jobs overseas, and on
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
obama, a great united states senator rob portman. [applause] >> ohio looks like romney ryan country to me tonight. i know it's cold out there but we're freezing for a reason aren't we? it's about our families, it's about our commune tiss and it's about our country. four more days to avoid four more years. it's worth it. [applause] is the chair of ohio i got to ask you a couple of things. the first one is go ahead and vote. jane and i did it today their open tomorrow from 8:00 to 2:00. tell me you're going to go bank your vote. are you going to do that. i need you to do that to free you up on election day to get more people to the polls. now second, we got to put up more signs and make more phone calls and more door to door. will you commit to do that over the next four days? of course you will. we're in the fourth quarter. getting toward end of the fourth quarter. the game is tide. -- tied. we're in the red zone. we've got the football. are we going to take mitt romney and paul ryan over the goal line? of course we are. folks, no one wants mitt romney to win more than the speaker of
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 3:26pm EDT
earlier. mitt romney has canceled a number of events tomorrow and is instead campaigning in ohio with paul ryan. on monday, obama will head to the florida institute of technology. in about half an hour, we will take you live to lynchburg for the event with vice-president joe biden and his wife. until then, a look at the battleground state of north carolina from this morning's "washington journal. tell us what makes north carolina battleground state. guest: traditionally, it has been a red state. it is moving more and more into a competitive state, and there are several reasons why. one of the things our organization does is ask every year the voters where they stand in terms of conservative level. only florida and virginia, in terms of southern states, are to the left, so it is pretty divided. it also has political progressives, so it has been pretty much a modern state traditionally. there has been a tremendous influx of people from around the country. particularly in the big metropolitan areas, and none has been changing the politics over the years. in addition, it has a significant
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 9:00pm EDT
battleground states. not as much as ohio but almost as much as any other state. you cannot turn your television without seeing a political ad since probably may. we have a tremendous ground operation here. the obama campaign has something like 54 offices here and the republicans have something like 22 offices here. we have a tremendous amount of energy going into the ground operation. there is a tremendous amount of surrogates coming in almost every day like governors and celebrities and other people. there is a tremendous intensity of campaigning here just not the principles. host: you mentioned governor romney and his meeting with billy graham. talk to was more about that. does dr. graham, maybe his family members and sun, are they taking an active role in the romney campaign? are they just giving their blessing to say that for evangelicals and people of faith in north carolina that it is ok to go ahead and support a mormon? guest: it is very close to an endorsement. you might as well call it an endorsement. he did not say to vote for him but it was close to it. i don't think you c
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 10:00am EDT
have been in ohio, which is a state pivotal for the upcoming election. many people talk about it as the state that may decide the election. some say obama has the lead to a bear. the jobs picture is improving their. how do you think things are going there for governor romney? do you think it is possible he could win o hi a? >> i may two trips to ohio -- the think it is possible for him to win ohio? >> i made two trips to ohio. there is a wave of taking over state house state senate and state legislatures. you hampshire is the same way. they have 2/3 of the senate and 2/3 of the house is republican. in ohio, kasich wins by a couple of points, but they take over the state house and the state senate. a win 10 out of 18 congressional seats. we are projecting things, you cannot go from 2008 and 2010 and say we are went back to 2008 before we get to 2012. it is a direct line from 2010 to get to 2012. of the polls are underestimating where we will be. my prediction is that this will be 1918. this will be an election that was projected to be close. -- my prediction is that this -- be 980. -
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 12:00am EDT
. -- not as much as ohio, but as much as any other state. we have here a tremendous ground operation. the obama campaign has something like 54 offices in here. the republicans from the romney campaign have offices something like 22 offices year. we have a tremendous amount of energy going into the ground operation. there is a tremendous amount of surrey gets coming in almost every day. governors, celebrities, and other people. there has been a tremendous level of intensity in campaigning here. it is not the principles -- host: you mentioned governor romney. you know what the headline bill graham's blessing can't hurt. talk to was a little bit about that in the state of north carolina. i guess because of his age and his family members, and his son, are they taking an active role in the romney campaign? are they giving their blessing to say that for evangelicals and for people of faith in north carolina that it is ok to go ahead and support a mormon? guest: it is very close to an endorsement. you might as well call it an endorsement. he did not say to go vote for mitt romney, but it wa
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 5:00pm EDT
campaign events because of the storm. president obama won an ohio four years ago. you can see them tonight at 8:35 p.m. eastern also 1 c-span. -- also on c-span. >> not too long ago no one would have agreed to carry around a tracking device, but now we all carry around the cell phones, which can be tracked. a lot of us use g mail and all of our e-mail is stored on a server. >> we were looking into cyber and cyber security and cyber war. the pentagon had declared cyberspace as a new domain of war. we realized maybe one in a thousand people really understood what cyberspace was. and the degree and double the of the vulnerability. -- end of the death of the vulnerabilities. the platonic idea is that everybody from my mom and dad to congress and people around the country can understand, so maybe start the process of coming up with ways to defend cyberspace better. >> the cyberspace vulnerability tonight on the communicators on c-span [applause] -- on c-span2. >> and now a discussion of the money that president obama and mitt romney are expected to raise in the final days of their campa
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 6:30pm EDT
electoral votes. obama won by 10 percentage points. unemployment is mirroring what we have nationwide, 8.2%. neighboring ohio is getting an awful lot of attention with their 18 electoral votes. what is so different between ohio and pennsylvania that makes ohio more of a battleground than pennsylvania at the moment? guest: the essential differences ohio has a good many more moderate independent voters at this point which are likely to either vote republican or democrat. as i pointed out a moment ago, the recent democrats have done well is because they have captured the suburbs in our state in the recent presidential elections which has been the defining difference. in the middle of ohio and columbus, that is a battleground. there, obviously with cleveland, but in the northeastern part of the state being democratic and cincinnati and out west be more republican. ohio just has a larger pool of these swing voters, if you will, and are more evenly balanced between the democratic and republican regions of the state. pennsylvania has a huge portion of moderate independent-minded voters and they c
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
to figure out these very close state. iowa was a state we have been watching. ohio looks like it is going more gracefully toward president obama. we will see that holds up by election night. then all those building blocks are to build after that. we are doing the same sort of examination that everybody is doing. >> 1 poll shows this dead heat. democrats are saying the republicans are chasing fool's gold. >> you have to wonder if it is a little too late there is definitely a hurricane sandy element to all of this. that could definitely be something that even though you do not want to politicize a disaster, you could be looking at a lot of democratic voters are not coming to the polls because they cannot are they have other things going on. that is not a factor. it seems to indicate that the democrats still have an advantage here. the republicans think that this is a state where they have the money to invest there. they are investing the money because why not do it at this stage in the game at the polls are closing down so much? >> you've been focusing on the incredible shrinking numb
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 7:00am EDT
said from ohio. wisconsin republican scott walker. -- john kasich from ohio. also former republican presidential candidate newt gingrich. on fox news sunday, chris wallace will talk with senators mark werner, mark udall, rob portman, and wisconsin republicna ron johnson. the chair of the republican national committee, obama senior campaign adviser david axelrod, ted mcdonnell, and strickland. at 4:00, "face the nation" will be speaking with john mccain and rahm emanuel. brought to you as a public service by the networks and c- span. you can listen to them all starting at noon eastern. you can listen to apps on your blackberry, android, or iphone or go to c-span.org. >> you are watching live one of 10,000 homes that they are trying to get done in the next four years. these are houses that are never coming back. >> one-family every 20 minutes is moving out. >> moving out of detroit. these houses are this a pouring from the landscape. >> 90,000 right now ready to go. >> 164 firefighters were laid off as part of the downsizing, as part of the effort for the mayor to get the finances und
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 8:00pm EDT
ohio. we need him now. you know, president obama -- over the last four years has made a lot of decisions. some of them, he siad would result in new jobs that haven't happened. he said he'd cut the deficit. it hasn't happened. we have someone who is running for president who knows how to bring back jobs. he has the experience. he has the experience and the record nd he knows how to work with democrats and repubicansbls and that's why we need mitt romney to fix what's broken and bring back the american dream. i see a uaw member here in front of me. i will talk autos in a way that is straight talk. obama said a few things that, as he said, were "whoppers." he said, you wanted to take those companies through ban kruptcy. it was obama who took gm and chrysler through bankruptcy. it was mitt romney who did provide for loan guarantees. every fact-checker who looked has said that barack obama was wrong and was not telling the truth. this is what is most important, with the communities depending on autos. the policies that will be good for the auto industry, for the state of ohio. [appl
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 8:00pm EDT
battleground state. president obama with the ohio, a rally at the frankfurt county could hilliard. we will have that live for you at 10:20 eastern. first lady michele obama will travel to virginia where she will speak at a campaign rally at virginia state university in petersburg, virginia. ♪ ♪ >> this is president obama's third campaign rally. he also held one in wisconsin at las vegas. we are getting an update on another battleground state, wisconsin. >> we focus on the state of wisconsin. joining us from milwaukee is from the sentinel services, a national political reporter as well as the washington bureau and chief. to set up this conversation, a couple of facts in regard to what we have gathered, we are currently looking at an unemployment rate of 7.3%. the president won reelection, can we start with the economics of wisconsin and, elaborate on the unemployment rate and what it means for the state? >> in the unemployment rate is below the national rate, but if you look to the trend in terms of job growth in wisconsin, our job growth has been slower than the national action --
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 1:00am EDT
:. the election has been bought by the democratic party, by all those trillions of dollars that obama has borrowed to give to the state of ohio. we cannot buy a coffee pot that is now bought in the united states. of the can talk about our autoworkers, teachers, and firefighters. there are a lot more people out there than that demographic. host: curtis hubbard? guest: it sounds like she is unaffiliated but not undecided. she has made up her mind in this election. host: what about the amount of money that is being spent in colorado by the presidential campaigns and also outside groups? guest: we have seen significant spending by both campaigns and their surrogates. wesleyan university did an analysis of television and ad spending in the denver media market and it led all in the country as far as television time and the cost of advertising. we have seen significant attention here in the presidential race and we have a congressional race during signet attention as well. host: here is a breakdown of the numbers. obama for america spent about $9 million on spots. aziz said the congressional
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 8:00pm EDT
ohio -- they are running an ad in ohio and the following -- this is the god's truth. the ad they are running says the following -- it says that barack obama bankrupting the automobile industry so that it could be sold to the italians -- i do not know they have against the italians -- sold the italians so they could offshore to china. that is what they are saying -- i am not making this up. ladies and gentlemen, here is the cynical part. just imagine, your from the upper midwest, my state is delaware, which was one of the biggest automobile producing states in the country. after all those guys and families have been through, hard-working folks working their whole lives, through no fault of the run because of the policies of the last administration in the last year before got elected, 400,000 automobile jobs lost. here is what is more important -- 400,000 people dropping out of the middle-class. 400,000, and all the folks associated with them seeing their dream shattered. my dad, when we had to move from scranton, pennsylvania, he left a year ahead of us to find a job in wilmington
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 9:35pm EDT
democrats so i am pro-barack obama. and a lot of his early voting on the democrat side, there are a lot of voters that normally would not vote on election day. is that why he is getting a big push in ohio and other states? they might have made an effort to locate first-time voters and voters that normally would not vote on election day. is this not true? i want to make a comment after you are done. guest: so far, where we have party registration, there are a good number of democrats who have voted already. the polls are showing that obama is leading the early boat much like he did in 2008. that is an aberration from our part -- previous count. from previous elections before the 2008, typically, republicans won the early voting. we have had such a high volume now and the obama campaign is encouraging their supporters to vote early. we have seen a change in behavior when campaigns can take advantage of early voting to encourage their supporters and mobilize them over a longer period of time. that is was going on on the democrat side. if you look at the numbers, there are more republicans vot
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 1:00pm EDT
from ohio. they are running an ad in ohio saying the following. talk about it, the ad they are running says the following, that barack obama bankrupted the automobile industry so that the entire thing could be sold to the italians -- i do not know what they have against the italians -- sold to the italians house so that they could offshore jeep to china. that is what they're saying. i am not making it up. here is the cynical part about it. imagine you are from the upper midwest, or delaware, which was one of the biggest automobile producing per-capita states in the country. after all that those guys and those families have been through, hard-working folks, working their whole lives, through no fault of their own in the last year that we were elected, 400,000 automobile jobs lost. more important, 400,000 people dropping out of the middle- class. 400,000 and all the ancillary folks associated with it, seeing their dream shattered. my father had to leave from scranton, pa., to find a job in wilmington. refrained, that we can remember, my sister valerie is here -- [applause] my fat
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 8:30am EDT
dollars that obama has borrowed to give to the state of ohio. we cannot buy a coffee pot that is now bought in the united states. of the can talk about our autoworkers, teachers, and firefighters. there are a lot more people out there than that demographic. host: curtis hubbard? guest: it sounds like she is unaffiliated but not undecided. she has made a per mind in this election. host: what about the amount of money that is being spent in colorado by the presidential campaigns and also outside groups? guest: we have seen significant spending by both campaigns and their surrogates. wesleyan university did an analysis of television and ad spending in the denver media market and it led all in the country as far as television time and the cost of advertising. we have seen significant attention here in the presidential race and we have a congressional race during signet attention as well. host: here is a breakdown of the numbers. obama for america spent about $9 million on spots. aziz said the congressional races getting some attention as well. democratic caller. caller: mr. hubbard, who
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 1:00pm EDT
job growth, our job growth has been slower than the national average, certainly slower than ohio, which is a battleground state that has had a positive economic trends, better than nevada at the other end of the spectrum. we are in the gray area for president obama. we had a huge, fierce debate over the recall of governor walker. economy and job, a lot of dueling statistics. the bottom-line is a somewhat sluggish job growth, some trends in manufacturing. but nothing that would disqualify the president or insure his reelection. >> looking at individual people in wisconsin, how does the state breakdown when it comes to republicans, democrats, independents? register by party. you have to look at our political history. wisconsin has voted for a democratic president in every election since ronald reagan. it is a little misleading. it is often extremely close to the country and where it is as a whole. it was closer in 2000 that it was in 2004. there was a big blow of for president barack obama in 2008. democrats tend to dominate the u.s. senate elections. there was a big republican tid
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 2:00am EDT
. host: pennsylvania -- 20 electoral votes. in 2008, barack obama won by 10%. unemployment in the state is nearing what we have nationwide, 8.2%. terry madonna, neighboring ohio is getting a lot of attention with its 18 electoral votes -- was so different between ohio and pennsylvania that makes the buckeye state more of a battleground in pennsylvania, at least the moment? guest: the essential difference is that ohio has a good many more moderate independent voters at this point which are likely to vote either republican or democrat. as i pointed out a moment ago, the reason the democrats of done well as they have captured the suburbs of our state in these last presidential elections in recent years. that has been the defining difference -- you have the big swath of in the middle, of ohio in columbus that is the battleground area. obviously the cleveland area in the northeastern part of the state is democratic. the cincinnati part in the southwest is more republican. ohio has a larger pool of the swing voters, if you will, and more evenly balanced between the democratic and republican r
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
vice president joe barton and lakewood, ohio, about 11:15. bob mcdonnell, governor of virginia, with two of romney's sons in sterling, virginia. president obama in hollywood, fla. tomorrow. in the afternoon, mitt romney in morris phil, pennsylvania. back to our calls -- and pleasant ridge, in. janice on our republican line. caller: he appealed to the american people, being for military families, a navy seal of families. we have a navy seal that lost his life. we are troubled the american people do not understand what went on in benghazi. we know because we are in close contact with two navy seals who, and one who perished. in the speech that obama made, when he was with chris christie, he said we will not leave anyone behind. they left -- woods, glenn doherty, ambassador stevens behind to die in benghazi. i encourage everyone to watch -- janine on 214 tonight. and other reports on the weekend about this because the primary job of our commander in chief is to take care of our national security. most are very angry at this president. host: one of the reporters is michael bryan of nbc n
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
election has been bought by the democratic party, by all those trillions of dollars that obama has borrowed to give to the state of ohio. we cannot buy a coffee pot that is now bought in the united states. of the can talk about our autoworkers, teachers, and firefighters. there are a lot more people out there than that demographic. host: curtis hubbard? guest: it sounds like she is unaffiliated but not undecided. she has made a per mind in this election. host: what about the amount of money that is being spent in colorado by the presidential campaigns and also outside groups? guest: we have seen significant spending by both campaigns and their surrogates. wesleyan university did an analysis of television and ad spending in the denver media market and it led all in the country as far as television time and the cost of advertising. we have seen significant attention here in the presidential race and we have a congressional race during signet attention as well. host: here is a breakdown of the numbers. obama for america spent about $9 million on spots. aziz said the congressional race
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
years to get it, because of some of the policies of obama has grown. things are looking up because of the timing, where i live in ohio in columbus, it's construction. you know, there's buildings going up and people looking hard everywhere. i think there's a lot to do, but the president has done a good job. i was watching yesterday, and the republican on the phone said a lot of his colleagues are really racist. that's one thing. it still has a lot to do with the color of the president. host: let's move on to joe in corbin, kentucky, on our line for republicans. he is optimistic. go ahead. caller: well, i'm kind of optimistic and kind of pessimistic this morning. host: uh-huh. caller: i hear everybody talking about president obama doing this and that. and actually, actually, it's the people that loaned the money to general motors. he got it from the stimulus. the stimulus -- the money came from the people. actually, we the people helped them, and a lot of other people out. host: that's joe in corbin, kentucky. we want to let our viewers and listeners know that we've got some coverage go
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 10:30am EDT
heritage foundation to more eastern. president obama will campaign with former president bill clinton tomorrow in youngstown, ohio. the rally begins at 5:30 eastern. u.s. ambassadors to kuwait and somalia discuss conflict zones in light of the attacks in libya and egypt. that is live tomorrow beginning at 7:30 p.m. eastern. >> one of 10,000 homes that they are trying to get done in the next four years. in that term, these are houses that are never coming back. >> there is one family every 20 minutes moving out. >> these houses are disappearing from the landscape. >> recently, 164 firefighters were laid off as part of this downsizing, as part of this effort for the mayor to get the finances under control in the city. firefighters, which detroit needs -- i think it must have the highest case of arson in the country -- these guys are laid off. two weeks later, miraculously, 100 more are hired. when you look where it comes from, the department of homeland security has a fund for things like that. i do not want to overstate, but that is something you want to think about. the department of
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
talk a little bit about how that's going. i know you've been in ohio, ohio, a state that's pivotal for the upcoming election, and many people talk about it as the state that may deicide the election. it looks -- some people say obama kind of has the lead there, the job picture is it improving there, which helps him out. how do you think things are going there for governor romney and do you really think it's possible that he could actually win ohio? >> yeah. i made two trips to ohio and i'll go back in a few days to ohio again. i've been up in new hampshire. in 2010, there was an incredible shift in the country from 2008 to 2010. this tea party wave, but also this wave of taking over state house, state senate, state legislatures, new hampshire, there was a huge wave. they've got almost -- i think they've got two-thirds of the senate and nearly two 3rd of the house are republican now. you have that same wave in ohio. rob portman wins by 18 points. kay sick wins by a couple of points, but they take over state house, state senate, they win 10 of 18 congressional seats. i think when you're projecting things, you don't go from 2008 to 2010 and think we're going back to 2008 before we go -- we get to 2012. i think all of the
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2012 4:05pm EDT
. eastern on c-span. with less than 10 days to election day president obama will campaign with former president bill clinton tomorrow in ohio. later former u.s. ambassador to kuwait and somali discussed diplomacy in conflict zones. >> one of 10,000 homes they are trying to get done in the next four years. these are house that's are never coming back. >> one family every 20 minutes is moving out. >> this is going back to the -- these houses are disappearing from the landscape. >> just recently, 164 firefighters were laid off as part of this downsizing, as part of this effort for mayor to get the finances under control in the city. firefighters which detroit needs because it's got the highest case of arson in their country, these guys are laid off. about two weeks later, miraculously a hundred guys are rehired. when you look to find out where that money came from, it's actually the department of homeland security has a fund for things like that. i don't want to overstate, that's something you want to think about. the department of homeland security needed to step in to keep detro
CSPAN
Oct 27, 2012 10:00am EDT
average, certainly slower than ohio, which, among has hadound states, pretty -- a pretty positive economic trend. better than nevada at the other end of the spectrum, but youc know, kind of in that gray area, i think, for president obama and also in -- for governor walker, we just had a huge fierce debate over the recall of governor walker. economy and jobs were central to that debate. a lotve of conflicting and duelg statistics, but the bottom linet that you know, sort of somewhat sluggish job growth, some positive trends in manufacturing. but nothing that would i think, either disqualify the president or ensure his reelection. >> looking at individual people there in wisconsin, how does the state break down when it comes to republicans, independents, democrats?e >> we don't have registration bt party, so you really have to just look at our political history. wisconsin is obviously a swing state, that's why we're talking about it. it's voted democratic for president since -- in everyng election since ronald reagan was on the ballot. a little misleading though,es because it's ofte
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 8:30am EDT
ohio, maybe they are right, but we don't see it that way. if we have that leaning obama. we shall see on monday whether any of them slip. we are monitoring them on an hourly basis. we are looking to the jobs report on friday. it may be the last piece of new information that could affect the election. host: any fallout or benefit from hurricane sandy for the candidates? guest: i think it's becoming clear that this has been a plus for president obama. how big, we will see. if you are the incumbents and you're in a tough race, what do you want to do? you want to look presidential. that's a great advantage of incumbency. that is precisely the way he has looked, with the help of his new best friend chris christie. i guess bill clinton will have to step aside. he was the president's new best friend. now it's chris christie. with that bipartisan blessing, the president looks good. for mitt romney, he was pushed off the stage. this storm was a kind of circuit breaker for about three days. momentum, at least according to the romney camp, had been building up for romney. you lose that. politics
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
event for those affected engulfing the storm in ohio. it will feature governor romney and race car driver richard petty and randy owens. those are governor romney's plans. and president obama off the campaign trail, at the white house yesterday, held a news conference and former president bill clinton on the trail for him going to many of the battle ground states includi including,minnesota where the polls have shown it is up there. so, the former president will be stumping for president obama. maybe you heard yesterday that the labor department might delay those all important job numbers this friday before the election. this is from u.p.i. this morning. the labor department says it intends to release the awaited october jobs report on schedule friday despite hurricane sandy but can't be sure yet. we will give you more campaign news as we go along. first, back to phone calls. claudia in sun prairie, wisconsin, a democrat, talking about trust in government during natural disasters. go ahead, claudia. caller: good morning. i do trust in government. what i have a problem with is the o
CSPAN
Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
sources in those states. they hold the key to the election. for those who think romney will carry ohio, maybe they are right, but we don't see it that way. if we have that leaning obama. we shall see on monday whether any of them slip. we are monitoring them on an hourly basis. we are looking to the jobs report on friday. it may be the last piece of new information that could affect the election. host: any fallout or benefit from hurricane sandy for the candidates? guest: i think it's becoming clear that this has been a plus for president obama. how big, we will see. if you are the incumbents and you're in a tough race, what do you want to do? you want to look presidential. that's a great advantage of incumbency. that is precisely the way he has looked, with the help of his new best friend chris christie. i guess bill clinton will have to step aside. he was the president's new best friend. now it's chris christie. with that bipartisan blessing, the president looks good. for mitt romney, he was pushed off the stage. this storm was a kind of circuit breaker for about three days. momentum
CSPAN
Nov 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
and a crucial ohio give obama a narrow edge. and we will be focusing on a violator in today's "washington journal." and our swing state series. we want to hear from voters and not-swing states. we want to hear how the election is playing out how you are. and this from the baltimore sun, charging more the candidates will go in the next couple days. ting where the candidates will go in the next couple days. again, the candidates focusing all of their attention in the days leading up to election day on as swing states. we will go to david and the kentucky on the democratic line. tell us a little bit about how the campaign is playing out in the kentucky, one of the non- swing states. caller: it is mostly just romney signs of here, not many obama signs. i think you will landslide ky. the polls show that. and i hate to say it, but even the preachers are preaching against obama and the pulpit. host: are you motivated to got to the polls? caller: yes. i am going to vote, but i think romney will win it. host: are they talking about issues you care about in kentucky. do you think there
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 7:00am EST
four states, we have ohio to obama and with a toss up in virginia. host: colorado and florida to mitt romney? guest: i would agree with that. this is where we really get into the numbers. obama won ohio by five points last week in one poll, but the sample was not what was in 2008. if you do the average, that deficit becomes a one. advantage for mitt romney, or half of a point advantage. that is where there is a little bit of concern on the average between the poles in the states. i would think it should be more like the olympics. as opposed to these out liars. guest host some say that this shows too high of a democratic sample. -- guest: some say that this shows too high of a democratic sample. that we should not wait on partisan ship unless there is an absolute example of what is correct for people that fit your polling can tell you what the partisanship should be. i think that 5 is a little bit high, i think the polls are telling us something. host: prediction time for you, andrew. what will the president get? what will mitt romney get? guest of the president wins with 54% of people
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 6:30pm EST
., columbus ohio and conclude the day in new hampshire. president obama also on the trail tomorrow in the madison, wisconsin and columbus ohio. then he will be in des moines, iowa. look for coverage here at c- span.org. back to the live shot of mourners still, pennsylvania. part of the election weekend coverage here on c-span. we will continue to watch the governor as he shakes hands and makes his way through the crowd. richard, democratic calller in new york. caller: good evening. thank you for taking my call, and thank you for c-span. mr. romney does not have a clue. he should have lost in 2012 to rick santorum. however, he is flip-floping every issue from the primaries. american people have some of the brightest minds. why don't they see he is a fraud? america is not for sale. >> i take your voting for president obama. host: republican calller. william, north carolina. caller: i was going to vote for obama, but i am real religious, and i do not agree with the same-sex marriage. the unemployment has gone up. i've been out of a job for two years. i've just been crying about it. . the
CSPAN
Nov 3, 2012 8:00pm EDT
, president obama will be finishing topping off his ohio campaigning in central ohio. in the past tv of cycles, we -- past two cycles, we have seen the democratic candidate come up in northeast ohio and try to make that pushed. i think he is comfortable with the get out to vote efforts. he ought to go down -- he has to appeal to the swing areas. more independent voters. and you had this educated, affluent group, the base around ohio state university. and that has been critical. in the end, if you show that map, ohio is broken up, we have said it for years into 5 ohios. those five areas, plus some of the border areas, we have about seven media markets. it makes a very expensive to campaign here. in gubernatorial races and some presidential races there will go to west virginia to reach the southern ohio parts. that is where the bigger market is and that has to be part of the mix, too. ohio is five ohios. host: we talked about the issues, the top issues in ohio in this election cycle -- can we talk about the issues? guest: this is like to been a shock to your viewers, but the auto issue
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
president obama in youngstown, ohio. vice-president joe biden will take his place. he will be joined by bill clinton. live coverage starting at 3:00 eastern here on c-span. pictures of the nation's capital here, and the storm had shut down the federal government today, as many schools have been shut down. millions of businesses have been shut down. we are watching campaign events, and also watching out for events that may happen tomorrow. we will update you as they have been here on the c-span networks. the president canceled campaign appearances today and tomorrow. he did have a briefing to let us know about the federal response to the storm. >> hello, everybody. >> i received a full briefing from our emergency response teams, including fema, and other agencies helping in the recovery department of energy, homeland security, department of health and human services. obviously, everyone is aware, at this point, that this will be a big and powerful storm. all across the eastern seaboard, everybody is taking the appropriate preparations. i have spoken to the governors in the states. quickl
CSPAN
Nov 4, 2012 4:06pm EST
delivered, i am yours ♪ ♪ i've done a lot of foolish things ♪ i? ♪n't >> president barack obama on his second stop of the day in the final days before all of you go to the polls and vote on tuesday. hollywood, florida. the president will travel to cincinnati, ohio, and a late- night rally in colorado. today is part of campaign 2012 review live events of the president of candidates and their surrogates on the trail. we want to get your thoughts on what you've heard. you've heard from the president in hollywood, florida and other events today. independents, 202, 585, 382. we will get to your phone calls in just a minute. let me begin with the state capital bureau chief for the tampa bay times during us to talk about president obama's event. why hollywood florida? tell us about his strategy here. >> think you very much. great question. the answer is an odd is 1 for anyone who studies politics. hollywood, fla., is the second- largest city and robert county florida. it is one of the most heavily democratic urban counties in the united states of america. president obama needs a huge turn
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Oct 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
2008, with president obama in the winter of 2009. we knew how important automobiles are up to ohio. 800,000 vehicles are connected to the auto industry. it is not just the big auto assembly plant. it is the steel plant just up the road. it is the plant that makes components for airbags in brunswick. we knew that this had to be bipartisan, we knew it had to be a partnership between the fog roll government and local communities, local businesses, small and large alike. we stepped up and did it. now, my point is says that my vote was on american, an american. to me, that a vote was doing my job to fight for their jobs. >> i would like to think nbc and the aarp and everyone is viewing and tonight. my name is josh mandel and i'm running for the u.s. senate. i am running for the senate because washington is broken. here in ohio, one in every four children is in poverty. this is unacceptable. in order to change washington, we have to change the leaders we said there. over the next hour, i look forward to having an opportunity to tell you about my specific jobs plan to bring new jobs right
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